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Holiday Sweet Potatoes

Yield 4 to 6 servings


  • 4 medium-size sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled, and mashed (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 1/2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

How to Make It

  1. Combine potatoes, sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, rind, juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 1- quart casserole.

  2. Combine pecans and coconut; sprinkle over top of sweet potato mixture. Dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until topping is lightly browned.

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